Formula 1 2020 British Grand Prix

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2020-08-02
4
Silverstone Circuit
Lewis Hamilton HAM
Lewis Hamilton HAM
Max Verstappen
lap 52 - 1:27.97
VER

The 2020 British Grand Prix was won by Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes.

The race in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland was round 4 of 17 of the 2020 season.

weather conditions

Weather conditions at 2 August 2020 13:10 GMT (raceday).

Clear
rain
70.92°F
50%
10.7 mph
259°
 

results

# driver constructor laps time points
1 52 1:28:01.283 25
2 52 +5.856 19
3 52 +18.474 15
4 52 +19.650 12
5 52 +22.277 10
6 52 +26.937 8
7 52 +31.188 6
8 52 +32.670 4
9 52 +37.311 2
10 52 +41.857 1
11 52 +42.167 0
12 52 +52.004 0
13 52 +53.370 0
14 52 +54.205 0
15 52 +54.549 0
16 52 +55.050 0
17 51 +1 Lap 0
11 Accident 0
1 Collision 0
0 Power Unit 0

grid

# driver constructor time
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:24.000
2 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes +0.000
3 Max Verstappen Red Bull +1.000
4 Charles Leclerc Ferrari +1.000
5 Lando Norris McLaren +1.000
6 Lance Stroll Racing Point +1.000
7 Carlos Sainz McLaren +1.000
8 Daniel Ricciardo Renault +2.000
9 Esteban Ocon Renault +2.000
10 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari +2.000
11 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri +2.000
12 Alexander Albon Red Bull +2.000
13 Nico Hülkenberg Racing Point +2.000
14 Daniil Kvyat AlphaTauri +2.000
15 George Russell Williams +3.000
16 Kevin Magnussen Haas F1 Team +3.000
17 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo +3.000
18 Kimi Räikkönen Alfa Romeo +3.000
19 Romain Grosjean Haas F1 Team +3.000
20 Nicholas Latifi Williams +3.000

driver positions through the laps

2020 British Grand Prix

The 2020 British Grand Prix (officially known as the Formula 1 Pirelli British Grand Prix 2020) was a Formula One motor race held on 2 August 2020 at the Silverstone Circuit in Silverstone, United Kingdom. It was the fourth round of the 2020 Formula One World Championship. Lewis Hamilton was the defending race winner from the 2019 event who was aiming for his seventh British Grand Prix win. It was the seventy-first running of the British Grand Prix as part of the World Championship. The race was the first of two consecutive Formula One races at Silverstone with the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix due to follow a week later. Hamilton won the Grand Prix, his third successive win of the 2020 season, and Mercedes' fourth.


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Teams arrived at the British GP knowing that the track posed a very different challenge compared with the opening three rounds. With the top four teams showing varying degrees of strengths and weaknesses, we saw an array of downforce levels chosen at Silverstone.<br>Mercedes<br><br><br>Mercedes F1 W11 rear wing detail British GP<br>Photo by: Giorgio Piola<br><br><br>Mercedes AMG F1 W11 rear ...

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Magnussen crashed out at the end of the opening lap of Sunday's race at Silverstone after being hit by Albon at the final corner.<br>A mistake by Magnussen exiting the penultimate corner left him out of shape for Club, opening the door for Albon to try and overtake up the inside.<br>But Albon soon found there was not enough room to pass the Haas car, resulting in contact despite a late attempt to ...

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The Spaniard was running a strong fifth and had just moved up to fourth after Valtteri Bottas suffered a tyre failure when he suffered a similar issue on the penultimate lap.<br>He got the car back to the pits, but finished out of the points in 13th place. A fifth-place finish for teammate Lando Norris gave the team some compensation.<br>Seidl insisted that up to that point of the failure there ...

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Bottas was set to finish second in Sunday's British Grand Prix before suffering a front-left tyre failure with four laps to go, forcing him to crawl back to the pits.<br>The failure dropped Bottas outside of the points, and he was unable to pass Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel in a late scrap for for 10th, leaving him 11th at the chequered flag.<br>Mercedes teammate Hamilton held on to take victory ...

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Albon crashed out during second practice on Friday before an electrical issue sidelined him in FP3, leaving him with limited track time heading into qualifying.<br>Albon was eliminated in Q2 for the second race in a row, qualifying 12th, and then collided with Kevin Magnussen at the end of the opening lap of the race, leading to a five-second time penalty for causing a collision.<br>The Red Bull ...

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The Haas driver came under fire from Carlos Sainz and Daniel Ricciardo for some late defensive moves as they battled for position at Silverstone on Sunday.<br>And while he accepts that the two manoeuvres were on the edge, he is clear that he left enough space for his rivals – and did nothing that Max Verstappen hadn't tried out in recent years.<br>Grosjean said that the lack of any specific ...

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Perez missed the British GP after an inconclusive test last Wednesday was followed by a positive one on Thursday.<br>He has been in isolation ever since, along with his physio and a member of his management team, both of whom tested negative. All three had travelled to Mexico in the week after the Hungarian GP.<br>The situation is complicated by a change in the UK guidelines from a seven to 10-day ...

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Mercedes was on course for a 1-2 finish with four laps remaining at Silverstone, only for second-placed Valtteri Bottas and race leader Lewis Hamilton to both suffer front-left tyre failures.<br>Hamilton's failure occurred on the final lap of the race, but he was able to drag his car home on three wheels to clinch victory, while Bottas dropped to 11th in the final classification.<br>Despite ...

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Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas and Carlos Sainz all suffered similar-looking front-left tyre failures. Leader Hamilton’s occurred on the last lap, but the Mercedes driver managed to get his car safely home to claim victory, but Sainz and Bottas both tumbled out of the points after being forced to pit.<br>Isola says the cause of the failures is not yet clear, although he suggested that debris on ...

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Hamilton dominated proceedings at Silverstone, leading every lap of the race en route to his seventh victory on home soil, but limped across the line on three wheels after a late issue.<br>A tyre failure exiting Luffield caused Hamilton to slow, but he was able to hold on for victory after a pitstop two laps earlier from Max Verstappen had allowed his lead to grow to over 30 seconds.<br>Hamilton ...

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The team was not able to start the German's Mercedes power unit to allow him to complete the laps to the grid, despite it having fired up successfully earlier in the day.<br>Investigations revealed that a clutch bolt had failed and come loose within the drivetrain.<br>"It looks like a bolt sheared within the clutch housing," said team boss Otmar Szafnauer.<br>"And that bolt got caught and ...

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Hamilton only just held on to win a record-extending seventh British GP win ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen after both Mercedes cars suffered front-left tyre blow-outs on the final laps of a race they had controlled before that point. <br>Hamilton led every lap of the first of two F1 races to be held at Silverstone in 2020, with Bottas staying close until the closing stages and ...

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A pink banner from environment group Extinction Rebellion was seen being unfurled over sponsorship hoardings at Club Corner, as the Formula 1 cars left the grid for their formation lap.<br>Photographs later showed the protestors, dressed in black overalls and wearing T-shirts and masks with the group's logo, being led away from the side of the circuit.<br>A statement from the track said that the ...

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Renault is currently embroiled in a row with Racing Point over the design of its RP20 car, which shares a number of similarities with the 2019 championship-winning Mercedes W10.<br>Racing Point has always maintained that while the car was designed based off the concept of last year's Mercedes, it was done so within the regulations.<br>A formal protest was lodged against Racing Point by Renault ...

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While his teammate Charles Leclerc finished on the podium, Vettel endured a tough afternoon as he failed to make any progress up the order and came home in 10th spot.<br>Reflecting on his afternoon, Vettel said that he never felt comfortable in the car.<br>Furthermore his inability to match the pace of those around him suggested that something out of the ordinary had come in to play.<br>"The car ...

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Hulkenberg made a shock F1 return at Silverstone after being drafted in by Racing Point when Sergio Perez tested positive for COVID-19.<br>The German driver had been left without a seat for the 2020 season after being dropped by Renault at the end of last year, but received a call from Racing Point on Thursday while en route to the Nurburgring for a GT car test.<br>Despite tight time margins ...

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Verstappen was promoted to second when Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas suffered a front left puncture with three laps to go on Sunday at Silverstone.<br>Given a pitstop's advantage over third-placed Charles Leclerc, Verstappen pitted for soft tyres on the penultimate lap in a bid to gain a point for fastest lap.<br>This gave leader Lewis Hamilton a lead of over 30 seconds, which proved crucial when his ...

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Having run third throughout the race, Verstappen moved into second on lap 50 when Valtteri Bottas slowed with a front-tyre failure.<br>With no threat from behind, the Red Bull driver immediately pitted for fresh tyres so he could have a shot at the fastest lap point on the 52nd and final lap.<br>However, on that last lap Lewis Hamilton suffered a similar failure to Bottas, and also slowed.<br>The ...

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Hamilton’s left-front tyre deflated a handful of laps after title rival and Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas also suffered a similar failure that took him out of the points. His zero score means that Hamilton is now 30 points clear in the drivers’ title race.<br>Max Verstappen’s runner-up finish for Red Bull moves him within six points of Bottas, while McLaren’s Lando Norris just keeps ...

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Hamilton led every lap from pole position at Silverstone, keeping Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas at bay throughout the race.<br>Bottas suffered a front-left puncture with three laps to go, prompting Red Bull to pit Max Verstappen for a set of soft tyres in a bid to pick up the fastest lap bonus point.<br>It gave Hamilton a lead of over 32 seconds entering the final lap, which proved crucial ...

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Hamilton was leading comfortably, when his left-front tyre delaminated on the very final lap and he had to drag his car around on three wheels to beat Red Bull’s Max Verstappen.<br>There was drama before the start when Nico Hulkenberg, subbing for the Covid-positive Sergio Perez at Racing Point, suffered a technical problem and couldn’t start the race when the power unit refused to start ...

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The Mercedes drivers had looked completely at ease for the majority of the race at Silverstone, which was disrupted twice early on after separate heavy crashes for Kevin Magnussen and Daniil Kvyat, but their fortunes were turned around sensationally with just over two laps to go.<br>Both Hamilton and teammate Valtteri Bottas had appeared to pick up blisters despite their commanding lead over Max ...

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Hulkenberg was drafted in at late notice to make his Formula 1 comeback this weekend at Silverstone after Racing Point driver Sergio Perez tested positive for COVID-19.<br>After turning his first laps in an F1 car since the beginning of December in opening practice on Friday, Hulkenberg qualified 13th in the RP0, narrowly missing out on a spot in Q3.<br>But Hulkenberg was denied the chance to take ...

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F1 staged an organised pre-race kneel ahead of the opening race of the 2020 season in Austria last month in a strong anti-racism message.<br>The drivers organised the gesture themselves ahead of the next two races and had less time to make arrangements, leading to a fractured and messy display that drew criticism from many members of the grid.<br>Six-time world champion Lewis Hamilton said it felt ...

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The Woking outfit made it clear that it needed to secure extra financing in order to help it through the crisis, and also announced that it would trim its staff levels.<br>In June, the team arranged a loan from Bahrain’s National Bank, and in addition in recent weeks it has announced several new sponsorship deals, including a renewed arrangement with Gulf Oil, previously a partner of the team ...

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With the grand prix circus left in shock by Sergio Perez’s positive test, which came in the wake of a brief trip he made to Mexico, there has been a fresh focus on whether drivers needed to be more isolated between races.<br>But Sebastian Vettel says there is only so much that the sport’s bosses can do, and it would be impossible for restrictions to be imposed on locking down drivers between ...

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The Thai driver has struggled to get up to speed in qualifying this year, and in an effort to address his problems veteran race engineer Simon Rennie returned to track duty with him at Silverstone this weekend.<br>However a heavy crash on Friday hampered Albon’s progress and he lost more time with PU issues on Saturday morning. In qualifying he had to settle for 12th, while team mate Max ...

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Hulkenberg last drove for the former Force India team in 2016, prior to a three-year stint at Renault. His familiarity with the Silverstone outfit meant that he was quickly able to get up to speed with the car’s systems and the team’s way of working.<br>However he failed to progress from Q2 and will start the race from 13th place, seven spots behind team mate Lance Stroll.<br><br>Read ...

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F1 allocated time in the schedule for the opening race of the season in Austria for drivers to express their opposition to racism ahead of the national anthem, with most choosing to kneel and all wearing t-shirts reading ‘End Racism’.<br>But there was no scheduled slot before either of the last two races, resulting in messy and disorganised kneels that prompted criticism from a number of ...

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The hearing is expected to take place at Silverstone in the gap between the two races, and will be held in a semi-virtual format.<br>Renault lodged its first protest after the Styrian GP, where the Racing Points finished sixth and seventh, and then submitted a second after the Hungarian GP, where the pink cars were fourth and seventh.<br>The Enstone team is expected to submit a third protest after ...

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Mercedes, Red Bull and Racing Point are likely to be the primary contenders for victory this weekend, based on their form in practice and the opening three races of the season.<br>Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton will start the race from pole position, ahead of teammate Valtteri Bottas. Red Bull's Max Verstappen and the Ferrari of Charles Leclerc will share the second row of the grid.<br>Racing Point has ...

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In the top-10 shootout, Hamilton set the benchmark fastest time of 1m24.616s before Valtteri Bottas crossed the line in 1m24.766s, 0.15s slower. Hamilton improved on his second run to 1m24.303s, with Bottas 0.313s down.<br>The rest, led by Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, were over 1s in arrears. Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc was fourth fastest and will start alongside Max on the second row, ahead ...

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Norris was 15th in the standings at the end of the opening part of qualifying – the last spot to move on to Q2 – as he was "overdriving slightly", which caused him to make "too many mistakes, not putting it together".<br>He eventually took fifth in Q3, his second top-five grid spot in the opening four races of the 2020 season, two places ahead of his teammate Carlos Sainz and just in front of ...

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Following an encouraging start to Friday practice as new parts helped his RB16 feel more hooked up, the Thai driver had been put on the back foot after suffering a hefty crash at Stowe that forced a car rebuild overnight.<br>Having lost further track time on Saturday morning thanks to an electric problem in final practice, Albon never felt on top of things – and was at a loss to explain why he ...

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Williams driver Russell reached Q2 for the third race in a row after an impressive display in qualifying at Silverstone, ending the day 15th overall.<br>But the stewards said during qualifying they would be investigating Russell for potentially speeding in Q1 under yellow flags that were caused by a spin for Williams teammate Nicholas Latifi.<br>Russell said over team radio at the time that he ...

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The German car manufacturer has won all three of the opening races and locked out the front row of the grid at the British Grand Prix on Sunday, with nearest challenger Red Bull more than one second adrift.<br>Wolff said that key to Mercedes' form has been the way in which it has stopped complacency from creeping into the organisation, but he admitted thinks were being made difficult by just how ...

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The German has faced a steep learning curve since jumping into the pink car on Friday morning in place of Sergio Perez, who was sidelined by a positive COVID-19 test.<br>Inevitably, he has also faced neck issues at one of the toughest tracks of the year given his lack of mileage in the car and ability to prepare.<br>He made it through Q1 in fifth place, having been obliged to use a second set of ...

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Verstappen was able to lead first practice at Silverstone as the temperature reached 35ºC on Friday, which was the third-hottest day on record in Great Britain.<br>Red Bull appeared to match Mercedes for pace in the warmer conditions, only for Verstappen to finish over a second off Lewis Hamilton's pole position time in qualifying.<br>It meant Verstappen ended up third on the grid as Valtteri ...

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With his Friday running having been limited by an intercooler problem and then an issue with his pedals, things did not improve much on Saturday.<br>He faced fresh car problems in final practice and then struggled to find a good pace in qualifying, eventually ending up 10th on the grid after his final laptime was deleted for running wide at Copse.<br>After facing the brunt of Ferrari's issues ...

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